China’s Imports in May 2018 at Record Levels for Polyethylene and Ethylene-alpha-Olefins Copolymers

After easing in April, imports of LDPE plus HDPE and also ethylene-alpha-olefins copolymers, rebounded to back to the record levels set in March.

Year to date through May, imports into China of LDPE (conventional high pressure) plus HDPE totaled 4.1 million tons, up 13%.

Imports of ethylene-alpha-olefins copolymers (linear low density polyethylene), were 1.7 million tons YTD, up 41%.

Higher export volumes were visible from several of China’s top import sources.

From International Trader Publications’ World Trade Reports.